Baptists and Birth Control

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  1. homeschoolbaptist

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    Didn't Baptists used to be against birth control? Are there still Baptists out there that believe Psalm 127:4-5? Please reply if you are one of them. :thumbsup:

    Janine S.
    www.baptisthomeschooling.com
     
  2. lifeandliberty

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    The acceptance of "birth control" is relatively new to all Christian denominations. When a Christian is educated as to the effects of most forms of birth control it is obvious why it should be avoided. See http://www.lifeandlibertyministries.com/archives/000007.php
    for information on most forms of birth control.
     
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    Goodness, here we go again.
     
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    Amen to that. A dead horse. We have people dying and lost, and worried about something like this. Hey, I got an idea, lets start a thread on alcohol and dancing.
     
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    You trying to hijack a great thread like this?

    Let's add a twist, why not pracise homosexuality as a form of birth control? :BangHead: :BangHead:
     
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    Well, I don't know much about the Bapstist history when it comes to BC. I DO know that a quiver is different for each person - there are even those in Scripture who had pretty small quivers but had a big part in the history of Christianity. :D

    For us, it seems out quiverful is 4. I'd welcome more in a heartbeat but I'm guessing it's not to be. My DH prefers to not have any more kids because I need C-sections and then at some point post partum I hemorrage (it could be months later) and need a D&C to take care of it. So his concern is my health and I understand that.

    For us, there are forms of birth control that I think are wrong to use because they can prevent a fertilized egg from implanting in the uterous, thus, IMO, aborting a baby. I just can't do that. I do NOT think that responsible use of some of the forms of BC, however are wrong. I know that God will provide all of our needs but that doesn't mean that we should work and try to supply some of our own too. My DH and I used BC in the beginning of our marriage (we didn't know I was infertile), just so that we could work for a couple of years and get us to the point where I wouldn't have to work and I could stay home and raise our children. I think our plan worked out great - and I'm not sure that I would have had kids any sooner than we did because it still took almost 2 years to conceive after we started trying. But you know what? We cannot necessarily thwart God's plans, IMO. for us, I went to injecting fertility drugs into myself daily, had up to 20 eggs release and STILL didn't become pregnant - I guess it wasn't in God's timing. My last, however, WAS in God's timing since we weren't even trying yet I realized one day I didn't feel well, took a test and I was pregnant - with no fertility drugs!! With my son, we planned to time everything just right, I knew I was ovulating and my DH, who had been away on business got stuck in Chicago in a snowstorm for 2 days. So it was a full 3 days before he got home and we figured we'd missed that cycle and didn't do anything until the next day - 4 days after I ovulated. But, God overruled nature and we had a son. LOL! I've seen God's hand in all of our fertility and lack thereof. I thank God for the gifts of arrows that he has given to us. :D
     
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    I had 2 c sections and almost died at 18 becasue of it. We were told I should not have more children or one or both of us would die.
    I for one think God is more powerful then birth control, His will, will be done, there have been people who've used birth control and still had a baby.
     
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    What is next?

    Wait! I may not want that question answered.

    God bless


     
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    I know someone who has an IUD in and her husband had a vas - just got a positive test 3 days ago.

    I know women at church who had severe infertility - one woman had completely blocked tubes (confirmed by testing) and her ovaries were non-functioning. She's got a 4 year old now. LOL. God can certainly override BC!
     
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    ?

    I needs ya' to explain this post. If you would please?

    Wayne

     
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    Not sure what you mean. Are you sugesting that people who do not have more children then they can afford do not believe scripture? What about people like us, who have medical reasons?
    And just how many children does a family need in order for you to think they believe scripture?
     
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    Good questions, I doubt will be answered. My wife uses no birth control, and I am an "unmodified male," and we have 1 kid.

    Guess that's one more thing some of my fellow Baptists are gonna send me to hell for.... :tear:
     
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    This is a non sequitor.

    Birth control has nothing to do with believing Psalm 127v4-5.

    Not only is it a non sequitor, but it verges on being an ad hominem attack implying that those who use birth control are not Bible believers.

    With these two violations of basic rules of debate it is not a "debate" I wish to enter.
     
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    C4K,
    Puh-leeze!

    Janine,
    This was debated a while back, and mostly, you've just heard from those who got their butts kicked. Don't be discouraged, there will be some solid comments added after a while.
     
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    .....Ditto :type:
     
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    Oh, please, let's don't... :praying: :laugh:
     
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    30 years ago (about 1976), I had a Southern
    Baptist pastor who mentioned
    ONCE in the pulpit his doctrine:

    We should not use birth control.
    We should have lots of kids; there is a war
    going on (cold war with the commies) and we
    need lots of kids for the military to defend our
    country.

    I couldn't mention it then, but I had a job making bomb
    delivery systems smarter. (I'm retired now)
     
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    Okay - I am a Baptist who believes Psalm 127v4-5.

    What does that have to do with birth control?
     
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    Sarcasm while agreeing with Pastor.

    If we're going to keep discussing the same topics at least add a new twist to it. Like what does KJV say about birth control that NIV doesn't? Or is one predestined to be gay? Or if God foreknew a man would be gay why punish him with AIDS? Man and man can't have baby so why not call homosexuality a form of birth control. Get it?
     
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    I don't think arguments against birth control methods have anything to do with the number of children one has, but rather who is going to do the deciding -- the couple or the Lord? I do agree with Donna, however, about the necessity of being wise if there is a danger.

    That said, I was told that I should abort Scott because he was a danger to my life. He was. I had been kicked by a horse in the gut when I was 21 and there was a good chance labor and delivery could tear the adhesions and I could bleed to death internally.

    Scott turned 33 this last October. He's as fine a son as any woman ever had.
     

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